Top 5 Hosting Trends For 2022
That We See Actually Happening
Each year we are buried under different trends rankings for anything your mind can come up with. But have you ever noticed how many of these trends are actually playing an important role throughout the year? We have. Therefore, we have consulted our experts, and prepared for you, not just another list but the Top 5 Hosting Trends that we actually see happening in 2022.
Hosting Trends 1: The Continues Rise of Cloud Hosting
In the last couple of years, Cloud Hosting has become quite popular and this trend will not change in 2022. A big reason is the good balance that Cloud hosting strikes between performance, scalability, and cost-efficiency. This is very much aligned with the swift growth of the Cloud computing market we have observed for the last couple of years. Fortune Business Insights reported that the market is projected to reach from USD 250.04 billion in 2021 to USD 791.48 billion in 2028. Therefore, although cloud hosting is frequently criticized for its weaker security and lack of full control, we believe that its rise in 2022 will not suffer from it.
Hosting Trends 2: Even More Attention to Security
Due to the pandemic, more people than ever are using the Internet for business and entertainment, causing cybercrime to reach unprecedented levels. According to the 2021 PurpleSec report, alone during the COVID-19 pandemic cybercrime has risen by 600% and it is expected to cost companies worldwide $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. As a result, hosting providers are putting more emphasis on security protocols such as checks for CMS vulnerabilities, SSL certification, and encrypted data storage as well as domain privacy. Furthermore, although yet to be seen, we believe that this rise in security concerns will prompt more businesses to move to more secure hosting options such as cloud and dedicated hosting.
Hosting Trends 3: Embracing Managed Hosting Services
In 2022, we believe that more companies will embrace and use managed hosting services, where the hosting provider both provides and manages different operations such as backups and system updates. We already have seen a growth in the demand for such services between 2020 and 2021. Moreover, managed services as a whole are expected to grow from 223.0 billion in 2020 to USD 354.8 billion by 2026 (Markets and Markets, 2021). Managed hosting is particularly popular among companies that do not have enough internal technical know-how in the aspects of web performance optimization and security and wish to focus on growing their business while professionals take care of their website.
Hosting Trends 4: High Pricing Competition
Long gone are the days when there were only a few hosting providers. Nowadays, there are over 330,000 web hosting providers worldwide, competing for your business and attention. With the rising number of providers, it is only natural that in 2022 they will continue employing various tactics to gain advantage, one of which will be offering cheaper hosting options. This will be especially noticeable in the entry-level shared hosting plans, which are traditionally more affordable compared to the other hosting types. The high competition will be particularly favorable for small businesses which can reap the benefits of the decreased prices or the added services and options some providers embrace to beat the competitors.
Hosting Trends 5: Additional Services
As we stated above, in 2022, the hosting sector will continue being highly competitive. Apart from the price competition, more providers will try to grab your attention with additional services with the goal to become a convenient one-stop solution for all web needs of business owners. For example, some offer website builders. These website builders often let you build your website using drag-and-drop and a wider range of features, allowing the user to customize his website without the need for deep coding knowledge. Other popular additional services include backup, security monitoring, and SEO.
Bonus Hosting Trends: Going Green
Nature conservation has been an important topic for many years now, and every sector is affected in a way. Hosting is no exception. You may wonder in what way hosting could be harmful to nature, and the answer is simple: The hardware that you need to run your website needs to be placed in a cool and controlled environment (often a data center), which to run properly uses a lot of energy and leaves a significant CO2 output. Therefore, more and more data centers and providers are investing in various eco-friendly initiatives, such as using renewable energy.
In various aspects, we are already seeing happening all the mentioned hosting trends. Therefore, we are confident that they will continue going strong in the coming 2022, shaping the future of web hosting. With the new opportunities and challenges in the digital space, business owners more than ever need to choose a trustworthy provider.
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